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Tuition and Cost to Attend Indian River State College

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Florida residents to go to Indian River State College is $9,464 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Florida residence can expect a one year cost of $16,328. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $3,764.

Undergraduate Tuition

Indian River State College tuition is $2,496 per year for in-state residents. This is 60% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $6,256. The cost is $11,328 and 82% cheaper than the average Florida tuition of $13,824 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 17th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 119th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $9,360 which represents a 275% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $268 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,764.

Housing Costs

Indian River State College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Fort Pierce area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,700.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Costs and Tuition for Indian River State College
Expenditure Price
Florida Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$9,464
   In-State Tuition$2,496
   Other Fees$268
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,700
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Florida Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$3,764
   In-State Tuition$2,496
   Other Fees$268
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$16,328
   Out-of-State Tuition$9,360
   Other Fees$268
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,700
   Books and Supplies$1,000

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $9,464 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Indian River State College net price for in-state students receiving aid was $1,440* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

43% of Indian River State College students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $3,966. 37 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $3,758. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Indian River State College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Indian River State College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$1,440*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid43%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,966
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants37%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,758

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$1,389
$30,001 to $48,000$2,461
$48,001 to $75,000$3,987
$75,001 to $110,000$3,840
$110,000+$3,657

Average Financial Aid Mix - $9,464 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $9,464. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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43%
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Grants and Scholarships

 42% - $3,966

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Indian River State College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 43% - $4,114

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 15% -  $1,384

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Tuition Comparison to Academically Similar Schools in the Region

School Cost vs. Indian River State College

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Indian River State College.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Indian River State College is $37,856 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $1,440 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $5,760**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $47,320 or $7,200 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Indian River State College.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,248
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$4,732
Non-Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,680
Non-Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,164

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Indian River State College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Indian River State College
Price per credit hour for Florida residents$99
Cost for one class for Florida residents (3 credit hours)$297
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$378
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,134
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,512



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 12% of Indian River State College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,114.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Indian River State College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $5,760, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $7,216.92. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Indian River State College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 43% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $1,440. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Indian River State College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Indian River State College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$60.14
Amount Borrowed$5,760.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,456.92
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$7,216.92

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Indian River State College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Indian River State College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $7,216.92 would be needed to afford a $60.14 monthly payment in the example $5,760.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Indian River State College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,756 to $2,634. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 10%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $37,856.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Indian River State College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$13,015$52,061
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$16,611$66,444
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $21,200$84,802
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $24,542$98,168

Tuition History

What was tuition at Indian River State College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$2,246$8,268 13.3%
2009$1,983$7,260 12.9%
2008$1,756$6,410 0%
2007$1,756$6,410 5.7%
2006$1,662$6,098 -12.3%
2005$1,896$7,048 5.7%
2004$1,793$6,690 -2.7%
2003$1,842$6,969 22.8%
2002$1,500$5,610 4.2%
2001$1,440$5,399 4.4%
2000$1,379$5,159 12.7%
1999$1,224$4,896 4.4%
1998$1,172$4,688 8.5%
1997$1,080$4,320 7.1%
1996$1,008$4,032 5%
1995$960$3,840 8.7%
1994$883$3,532 9.6%
1993$806$3,224 10.7%
1992$728$2,834 16.3%
1991$626$1,252 4.3%
1990$600$1,170 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Indian River State College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 1,376 19% cheaper
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 168 47% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 126 12% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 83 18% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 73 17% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 50 24% cheaper
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 37 11% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 36 15% cheaper
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 34 8% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 32 13% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 31 17% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 28 2% cheaper
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 25 9% cheaper
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 23 3% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 48% cheaper
Dental Assisting/Assistant Associate's Degree 18 12% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 18 49% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 17 12% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 13 16% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 4% cheaper
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 18% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 11 11% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 11 9% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 10 6% cheaper
Restaurant/Food Services Management Associate's Degree 9 29% cheaper
Interior Architecture Associate's Degree 9 24% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 9 11% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 9 10% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 10% cheaper
Turf and Turfgrass Management Associate's Degree 7 9% cheaper
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 6 4% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 5 3% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 46% cheaper
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 14% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 3 9% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Associate's Degree 2 26% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 1 2% cheaper

Calculators

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About Indian River State College

Indian River State College is a four year public college located in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 6,177 and part time is 11,351.  Indian River State College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, Florida
34981-5596

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Indian River State College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

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